Bulova 1951 Brigadier

Submitted by jabs on July 31, 2014 - 6:13am
Manufacture Year
Movement Model
Movement Jewels
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Watch Description

1951 Brigadier

1951 Brigadier
Bulova watch
Bulova watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Bulova Watch
Posted July 31, 2014 - 7:06am

Err, eerrrm, uhmm, Brigadier, maybe?

Nice one jabs! Love the inscription, I can't understand anyone NOT liking vintage watches with them!


Posted July 31, 2014 - 11:20am

I'm thinking it's from 1951 for some reason :-)

Looks nice and crisp as well. Brigadier works for me

Posted July 31, 2014 - 2:15pm

here is another view for comparison

Brigadier I guess because I found relevant advert from 1951

William Smith
Posted July 31, 2014 - 2:29pm

It does look just like the Brigadier ad from 1951....but also similar to the Douglas ads from time period.   I'm looking for some of these ads now.
Here's Admin's watch record (albiet short on photos and info) of what is currently ID'ed as a 1951 Douglas.

Posted August 1, 2014 - 4:57am

This ad from 1948 is for the Brigadier. We also have several ads in the part 1940-49 ads from 1949 for the Brigadier. Any ads for the Douglas from 1948-on will be old stock ads selling older models, as the Brigadier ads for the new name from 1948-on are new stock.

To summarize, pre-48 = Douglas, post 47 = Brigadier or Ambassador, depending on the bracelet as shown in the second 1949 ad.


1948 ad.




1949 ad.


Geoff Baker
Posted August 1, 2014 - 6:25am

Lucky guy this Bud fellow. I go along witht the date theory, I say it's a Brigadier. I'd also say the band look original.